JULY 2022 Newsletter

We wish all Defenders an enjoyable and cool summer.  If further Landmark items come up, we will email the information

The following addresses are on this month’s list:

1014 Fifth Avenue

18 East 68th Street

53 East 79th Street

1071 Fifth Avenue

18 East 68th Street

2 East 88th Street

18 East 74th Street

895 Park Avenue

105 East 64th Street

1002 Madison Avenue

The link to the Community Board 8 Landmarks Committee July 18, 2022 is https://forms.gle/cDHXeonTVyVfKkmF6 and the agenda is attached.  The items are:

1014 Fifth Avenue (Metropolitan Museum Historic District) – KARO Architects LLP –  A Beaux-Arts style townhouse designed by Welch, Smith, & Provot and constructed in 1906-1907. Application is for replacement of all front windows, replacement of entry door, horizontal extension on 3rd and 4th floor in rear; addition of 5th floor roof terrace in rear and new landscaping in the rear.

18 East 68th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A Beaux-Arts Style building designed by Cass Gilbert and constructed in 1904-05. Application is for installation of a cast iron gate at the front stoop which will match the existing wrought iron fencing at the front areaway.

53 East 79th Street – The New York Society Library – Individual Landmark

An Italian Renaissance style townhouse designed by Trowbridge & Livingston, constructed in 1916-17 and retrofitted in 1937 for its current library use. Application is for replacement of two front windows at the cellar level, and a horizontal extension on the cellar and 1st floor levels in the rear yard to be used for additional book storage.

1071 Fifth Avenue – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District 

A Modern-style museum building and interior designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1956-59, and subsequently enlarged by an addition designed by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates and built in 1988-92. Application is to modify designated interior spaces.

The link to the Landmarks Preservation Commission July 19, 2022 Hearing has not yet been published.  We will email it to Defenders as soon as it becomes available.

The Upper East Side items are:

18 East 68th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A Beaux-Arts style residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert and built in 1904-05.  Application is to install a gate at the entrance stairs.

2 East 88th Street – Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District

An Art Moderne style apartment building designed by Pennington and Lewis and built in 1929-30.  Application is to alter the penthouse.

Landmark Preservation Commission Actions June, 2022

18 East 74th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A rowhouse built c.1871 and altered in the neo-Italian Renaissance style by A. Wallace McCrea in 1921.  Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions and excavate the rear yard.
This application was approved with modifications.

895 Park Avenue, 893-899 Park Avenue and 100-114 East 79th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A Classicizing Art-Deco style apartment building designed by Sloan & Robertson and built in 1929.  Application is to establish a master plan governing the future replacement of terra cotta units.
This application was approved.

105 East 64th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A rowhouse designed by WP & AM Parsons built in 1881-1882 and later altered c. 1941.  Application is to construct a new building.
This application was approved.

1002 Madison Avenue – Upper East Side Historic District

A neo-Federal style bank building built in 1930.  Application is to replace entrance infill and screen the windows.
No action was taken on this application.